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Armstrong Coal Company issues WARN notices at West Kentucky operations

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World Coal,

Armstrong Coal Company, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Armstrong Energy, Inc. (Armstrong), has issued notices pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act due to the anticipated idling of the Equality opencast mine located in Ohio County, Kentucky.

In conjunction with the idling of the Equality opencast mine, Armstrong will be required to implement a workforce reduction at its Armstrong Prep & Dock facility, which processes coal mined from multiple Armstrong mining operations. Armstrong currently employs 61 employees at the Equality mine, and 49 employees at the Armstrong Prep & Dock facility. These actions were necessitated by market overproduction and a sustained depression in demand for high sulfur thermal coal produced by the Equality opencast mine. Armstrong expects these layoffs will occur during the 14-day period between 8 December, 2017 and 22 December, 2017, and that the layoffs will be permanent.

About Armstrong Energy

Armstrong is a leading producer of low chlorine, high sulfur thermal coal in the Illinois Basin. Armstrong currently operates five coal mines, three processing plants, a rail load-out facility and a dock facility on Kentucky's Green River. In 2016, Armstrong produced 5.9 million short t of coal from its active mines. Armstrong ships coal to utilities via rail, truck and barge and has the capability to provide low cost custom blend coal to fuel virtually any electric power plant in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the nation.

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